MB - how to increase window view size?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joker22, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi All-

    Brand new to macs. Received a macbook today, and have managed to set up airport extreme to the home desktop pc and get the wireless working with the mac. So far, so good.

    Query: How do I increase the size of the window I am viewing? In safari and i-pages, the window that I am able to work in takes up less than 1/2 the screen. How do I make the window I am working in fill up the entire screen?

    Cheers, thank you, and take care.
    -br
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    You have to physically drag the lower right-hand corner of the window to expand it to maximum size. It's one of the ways Apple decided to "think different". You can try the green button, but that's more or less a joke, as nearly every application responds differently to your pressing it.
     
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    mad jew

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    For what it's worth, the green button is meant to increase the window to a 'necessary' size.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    heatmiser-
    Thank you, sir. That worked! I tried dragging from the side, a la pc-style, but that got me nowhere.

    Now, WTF is the "green button?" Cheers -- and thanks again.
    -br
     
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    Hawkeye411

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    Hmmm .. I never realized until now that I NEVER use the green button .. LOL
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Unlike Windows, you cannot drag any border/edge of the window to resize. Instead you have to drag the resize widget located on the bottom right corner of the window. It's the square with three lines drawn diagonally across it.


    The green button is the "zoom button". When you click on it, it resizes the window to best fit the contents. Another click and it reverts to it's previous size.
     
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    scienide09

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    And it's located in the top right corner of your active window.
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    Wow, what a night. Seriously, does anyone, anymore do a search first before posting!?
     
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    MACDRIVE

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    Who gives a flying frikk? I'm just happy to see some new threads started.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Hide the dock should give you a little larger viewing screen.
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    for safari only, create a new bookmark

    make this the address:
    javascript:function%20rsz(s,i,w,h,m){if(i.screenX%3C0||i.outerWidth%3Ew||i.outerHeight%3Eh){s.moveTo(0,0);s.resizeTo(w,h)};if(m){s.moveTo(m==1?0:screen.availWidth-w,0);};s.resizeTo(w,h);};rsz(self,window,screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight,1);

    when you click on the bookmark, it will make safari fill the window, like maximize on a pc.
     

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